Posted by gary, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Apr 6, 2012 at 9:17 am
Good story. Remembering and describing traditions from childhood is a great way to keep them alive. The sharing allows understanding, and it promotes other traditions and their participants, and keeps them alive as well. גליקלעך פסח און גוט געזונט צו די משפחות
Posted by perspective, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:18 am
This article is not offensive to me, so remember that before commenting. My only question is: would an article about Christmas be printed? These days no one can say "Merry Christmas" without risking being slammed by the PC police for not saying "happy holidays". That being so, should we not treat each and every religious holiday the same way? I only wonder why it is that some celebrations are mocked and even condemned while other religions can speak freely without censure.
Posted by sj, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm
Telling a story of culture and religion is not assuming you are of a certain religion. This was a good story on the culture of this holiday and as somebody of Jewish background, I could relate to much of it and it told the significance of the holiday and traditions. I would be just as interested in a story on Easter so maybe I could understand the significance of rabbits, eggs, and chocolates.
I believe sharing stories like this are good for understanding. Where some people have an issue with "Merry Christmas" as this being a religions holiday you are saying "Merry Birth of Christ". Personally I believe that Christmas is more of a secular holiday now and not a religious holiday and I interpret "Merry Christmas" as "Merry Last Week of the Year; Presents for Everyone."